In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss Wombats.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the red-foot booby and blue-footed booby. It’s a remarkably civil and mature conversation.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty coconut crab, Devourer of Amelia Earhart.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty and mysterious tanuki–both the animal and the folklore figure.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the mighty box turtle. More specifically, they delve in the western box turtle, which Randi has actual, real experience with. Seriously, she’s kind of a box turtle expert, so hit her up, turtle scientists! Tune in to find out if box turtles are great, or just okay.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the deadly anaconda. Join our intrepid hosts as they make obvious cultural references and recount the plot of Anaconda (1997) in remarkable detail. Oh, and they spend a little bit of time talking about the actual animal. Tune in to find whether it’s great, or just okay.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the breakout star of Ant-Man and the Wasp: the tardigrade. Also known as “water bears,” tardigrades are a phylum of microscopic animal. That’s right–our hosts are really testing the “all creatures” part of the title.
Tardigrades are a microscopic animal, maxing out at .4mm in length. They were originally discovered by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773; he gave the animal the delightful name “kleiner wasserbär” (little water bear). True to their name, tardigrades 1) live in water and 2) kinda look like bears if you squint a little. Join Randi and Nathaniel as they marvel over this creature, and find out if it’s great or just okay.
In this episode, Randi and Nathaniel discuss the American icon that is the black bear. The two wonder over this food-stealing creature, and a special guest drops by the studio.
In this episode, Randi regains control of the podcast and Nathaniel returns to his lowly co-hosting duties. Oh, and also they talk about toucans.
Toucans! Can’t live with them (they’re terrible pets) and can’t live without them (their poop builds forests!). They are also one of the more delightful animals Randi and Nathaniel have talked about to date: they playfight with their bills, they grace the boxes of some of our favorite cereal, and they have feather-esque tongues. Tune in to find out if toucans are great, or just okay.
In this episode, Nathaniel and Randi discuss the adorable aye-aye. Nathaniel takes over hosting duties, so you know what? No show notes this week. ‘Cause Randi ain’t gonna write nothin’ if she ain’t in charge.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Nathaniel has a natural phobia of microphones. When called upon to host this episode, he agreed to do so only on condition that he be allowed to perform his lines from an adjoining room, with the result that portions of his performance are nearly inaudible, while Randi’s voice remains a model of crystalline perfection throughout. Please consider this a blessing in disguise rather than the unfortunate technical error it technically is.